Physician- Associate Chief of Staff of Medicine Service

Department of Veterans Affairs
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type
The ACOS (Associate Chief of Staff) in conjunction with the Chief of Staff is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support/administrative program which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal and administrative requirements relating to the care and treatment of both inpatients and outpatients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner. Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required to meet the needs of this widespread rural health patient population in order to integrate primary functions and to coordinate Veteran care with other VA and non-VA entities within and outside VISN 10.

Responsible for the management and operation of certain clinical programs and services offered in the medical center, including but not limited to, Emergency Room, Urgent Care Center (UCC), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Oncology, Hematology, Hepatology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Gastrectomy and Respiratory Therapy. A Chief of ER, Chief of Hospitalists and UCC Medical Director assists the ACOS.

Responsible for ensuring his/her providers follow the Medical Staff Bylaws and all associated attachments and rules. The incumbent promotes standards of clinical competence and conduct for clinical staff. The ACOS of Acute Medicine maintains standards through compliance with credentialing and privileging and the monitoring and evaluating of clinical practice and performance.

Chairs and/or actively participates on numerous medical center, VISN and national level committees to meet organizational goals and objectives. In addition, the incumbent is an active participant on affiliate and community committees and councils.

Serves as a champion in the medical center for many of the VA national performance measures, monitors, and is responsible for the promotion and oversight of all clinical performance improvement. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate accrediting bodies' rules and regulations are met, for a full-service mid-level care facility including but not limited to Joint Commission, OIG/CAP, CARF, College of American Pathologists, AABB, etc.

You may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction (EDRP) Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Board Certified/Eligible preferred

Work Schedule:8a-430p
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: APPROVEDTravel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. The position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods up to 8 hours.Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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